The adolescent grief inventory: Development of a novel grief measurement
Karl Andriessen, Dusan Hadzi-Pavlovic, Brian Draper, Michael Dudley, Philip B Mitchell
JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: To develop an empirically derived, reliable and valid measure of grief in adolescents, aged 12-18 years old. METHODS: An online survey comprising 59 items derived from a qualitative study of 39 bereaved adolescents, the Hogan Inventory of Bereavement Children and Adolescents (HIB), the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales (DASS-21), the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS), and a series of death- and mental health-related questions, targeted adolescents bereaved when aged 12-18 years, with 176 adolescents (80.6% girls) completing the survey. RESULTS: Factor Analysis of the 59-items resulted in a final solution, the Adolescent Grief Inventory (AGI) comprised..View full abstract
The study was supported by the Anika Foundation for Adolescent Depression and Suicide. The funding body had no role in the design of the study, the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, the writing of the report, and the decision to submit it for publication.